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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980039015
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Length
17.2
Width
19.3
Description
STEEL HEADPIECE, PAINTED BLACK. TWO BANDS RUN ACROSS TOP OF HEAD, WITH SINGLE ROD ATTACHING THEM TO EARPIECE ON EACH SIDE. ALUMINUM CASING ON EARPIECES WITH BLACK BAKELITE CAPS OVER SPEAKER SURFACE. CASINGS ENGRAVED "CANNON-BALL DIXIE C.F. CANNON CO. SPRINGWATER, N.Y. U.S.A.". BLACK CLOTH-WRAPPED POWER CORD WITH SINGLE-PRONGED HEAD AT ONE END. ENGRAVED "VAXLEY" AND EMBOSSED "MADE IN U.S.A. I.C.A.". CORD MEASURES 122 CM; SPLIT NEAR HEADPIECE WITH ONE STRAND RUNNING TO EITHER EARPIECE. TWO STRANDS FURTHER SPLIT, WITH METALLIC ENDS CONNECTING CORD TO BOLTS ON EARPIECES. POWER CORD SLIGHLTY SOILED AND DISCOLORED.
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BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. FOR HISTORY SEE P19980039001-GA/PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19980039015
Acquisition Date
1999-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STERLING AUDIOVOX
Date Range From
1923
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19900022002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STERLING AUDIOVOX
Date Range From
1923
Date Range To
1930
Date
1923
Materials
ALUMINIUM, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
36
Description
REMOTE AMPLIFIER & SPEAKER HORN. "STERLING AUDIOVOX" HORN HIGHLY DECORATIVE DESIGN SPADE MOTIVE IN GOLD & BLACK. AMPLIFIER PORTION HAS TERMINALS FOR WIRE CONNECTION & RECEPTACLE FOR HORN. TOP OF AMPLIFIER IS BROKEN, BUT COMPLETE. HORN MARKED "STERLING AUDIOVOX". SURFACE SCRATCHES & DENTS. AMPLIFIER MARKED "STERLING LOUD SPEAKER R1284 A STERLING TELEPHONE & ELECTRIC CO. LTD. 210 TOTTENHAM COURT RD., LONDON, W.1.". AROUND DIAL ON THE TOP IS "A WAY FROM DIAPHRAM" AND "DIAPHRAGM". BASE IS CRACKED ACROSS ITS TOP.
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DONOR ACQUIRED NEW IN SASKATCHEWAN, BEEN IN THE FAMILY SINCE NEW.
Catalogue Number
P19900022002
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1938
Date Range To
1938
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, GLASS, BRASS, RAYON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19739486000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1938
Date Range To
1938
Materials
OAK, GLASS, BRASS, RAYON, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
31.1
Length
58.4
Width
28.0
Description
SERIAL # 345 DECAL ON BACK WITH CREST "C.E.S.A.....STANDARD POWER OPERATED RAD..." NAMEPLATE ON BACK "MODEL G-71 VOLTS 105/12 WATTS 80 CYCLES 80 MADE IN CANADA SERIAL NO. 345" CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. LIMITED..." PAPER LABEL INSIDE, WITH DIAGRAM, WARRANTY, AND PATENTS. "1938" MARKED IN FELT ON BACK. 6 NUMBERED PLUGS ON BACK. "129809" STAMPED ABOVE PLUGS. CLOTH CORD AND WIRE FROM BACK; SPEAKER IN FRONT. PLASTIC TRIM AROUND FACE & BUTTONS. FACE HAS LINES AND WHEAT PATTERN. 6 PLASTIC BUTTONS LABELLED "KSL, CBK, CFCN, KNX, KOA, KFL".
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"GENERAL GE ELECTRIC" ON FRONT.
Catalogue Number
P19739486000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, VELOUR
Catalogue Number
P19694116000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, VELOUR
No. Pieces
1
Height
128.0
Length
65.8
Width
42.5
Description
OAK CABINET, CARVED TOP. VELOUR AND WOOD SPEAKER PANEL. BRASS FITTINGS AND SWITCHES. PAPER LABEL ON BACK. "CAUTION DISCONNECT ELECTRICALPLUG BEFORE REMOVING CABINET BACK". STILL FUNCTIONAL. "WESTINGHOUSE 99".
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HISTORY UNKNOWN-DONATED TO SCHOOL FOR TEACHING PURPOSES. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DONOR OR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19694116000
Acquisition Date
1969-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TRF BROADCAST RADIO RECEIVER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19930075002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRF BROADCAST RADIO RECEIVER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. RADIO: 65CM (L) X 22CM (W) X 22.5 CM (H) WOODEN BOX WITH BLACK BAKELITE FACE. BOTTOM OF BOX HAS BEVELED EDGE EXTENDING 2.1 CM FROM FRAME ON 3 SIDES. 10 STANDARD SCREWS HOLD BAKELITE FACE IN PLACE AROUND ITS EDGES. BAKELITE PANEL HAS 3 CLUSTERS OF 7 HOLES EACH IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. IN BOTTOM RIGHTHAND CORNER ARE THREE BAKELITE KNOBS 3.5CM (D) WITH TRIANGULAR DIAL ARROWS MADE OF STEEL. BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND KNOB IS CYLINDRICAL BAKELITE KNOB WITH BRASS FACE. BRASS FACE HAS RAISED LETTERING WHICH READS "HOWARD RADIO CO PAT. PENDG." AND "9 SO. CLINTON ST. CHICAGO, U.S.A.". TO LOWER RIGHT OF 2ND AND 3RD KNOBS ARE HOLES WITH METALLIC LINING FOR CORD JACKS. IN UPPER LEFT OF PANEL ARE TWO FREQUENCY KNOBS 7.5CM(D) WITH WHITE NUMBERING AND SCALE DIRECTLY BELOW. BETWEEN THEM IS CIRCULAR PATTERN OF STEEL ELECTRODES AND KNOB WITH LONG STEEL ARM WHICH TOUCHES ELCTRODES AS IT IS TURNED. ALONG LEFT SIDE IN BOTTOM CORNER ARE FOUR SCREW TABS FOR CONNECTING WIRE TO AMPLIFIER. TO THEIR RIGHT IS A SINGLE SMALL BAKELITE KNOB WITH SMALL TRIANGULAR DIAL ARM. AT BACK WALL OF RADIO THERE IS A 30.4CM X 19.4CM OPENING WITH WOODEN DOOR ON TWO BRASS HINGES. DOOR HAS SINGLE STEEL KNOB FOR OPENING IT. INSIDE ARE FIVE VACUUM TUBES AND VARIOUS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. BACK WOOD PANEL IS CRACKED ON OPPOSITE END FROM DOOR. 2. AMPLIFIER: 22.7CM (L) X 13.8CM (W) X 13.5 CM WOODEN BOX WITH BLACK BAKELITE FRONT PANEL. TOP AND BOTTOM CORNERS OF WOOD BOX ARE HELD IN A RIGHT ANGLE DOVETAIL JOINT. BACK AND BOTTOM OF BOX HAVE FOUR WOODEN FEET 1.5CM (D), ONE IN EACH CORNER. BOTTOM HAS "R105-B" STAMPED INTO IT. TOP OF BOX HAS 8.7CM X 7.7CM HOLE CUT INTO IT WITH A WOODEN DOOR ON TWO STEEL HINGES. HALF-CIRCLE GROOVE HAS BEEN CUT INTO FRONT EDGE OF DOOR HOLE TO MAKE OPENING EASIER. INSIDE OF BOX IS ONE GLASS VACUUM TUBE AND VARIOUS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER IS ON INSIDE OF DOOR AND READS "(?)NRY R. ANDERS(?) 2226 18 AVE. S LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA T1K 1C8". BAKELITE FACE HAS 6 STANDARD SCREWS IN IT. IN TOP LEFT CORNER ARE TWO SCREW KNOBS FOR WIRING WITH 1 BETWEEN THEM. ON TOP RIGHT ARE TWO IDENTICAL KNOBS WITH "0" BETWEEN THEM. AT LEFT MIDDLE ARE THREE MORE KNOBS OF SAME TYPE. BETWEEN FIRST TWO IS "+120" AND BETWEEN SECOND TWO IS "+6" AND AFTER THIRD KNOB IS "-". AT BOTTOM CENTER IS STEEL PLATE 5.7CM X 2.3CM HELD WITH TWO STANDARD SCREWS. IT HAS SINGLE STEEL KNOB AND "PULL OUT" ETCHED INTO IT. BENEATH PLATE READS "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED PATENTED 1919, 1921". BOX HAS A FEW SCRATCHES IN FINISH. 3. SPEAKER: BLACK STEEL ROUND SPEAKER BASE. CLEAR PLASTIC LABEL ON BOTTOM WITH DONOR'S NAME AND ADDRESS. TOP OF BASE IS BELL-SHAPED AND PAINTED BLACK. HAS 138CM BROWN CLOTH WIRE WITH DOUBLE ELECTRODE END. TOP OF BELL HAS HOLE 1.8CM AND SCREW KNOB ON SIDE FOR FIXING SPEAKER IN PLACE. GOLD DECAL EMBOSSED ON SIDE READING "ORIGINAL NATHANIAL BALDWIN NOT ORIGINAL WITHOUT THIS SIGNATURE TORONTO CANADA REG U.S. PAT. OFF.". BLACK PAINT CRACKING SLIGHTLY. 4. HORN: BLACK BAKELITE HORN. FITS UPRIGHT INTO SPEAKER BASE TO PROJECT SOUND. BRASS FIXTURE AT LIP OF HORN. EMBOSSED ON OUTER PARAMETER OF HORN IS "PATENT APPLIED FOR BY THE MILLER RUBBER CO. AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A.". CLEAR STICKER WITH DONOR'S NAME AND ADDRESS FIXED TO NECK OF HORN.
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SEE P19930075001-GA. THIS RECEIVER WAS PUT TOGETHER IN THE EARLY 1920'S. PARTS WERE OBTAINED AND ASSEMBLED BY OWNERS, PRODUCING VARIOUS LAYOUTS AND FORMS. THE PARTS WERE QUITE OFTEN SOLD AS A KIT BY SOME ENTREPRENEUR LIKE W.W. GRANT WHO OWNED A RADIO STATION AND NEEDED LISTENERS. FOR MORE INFO ON RECEIVER AND W.W. GRANT SEE PERMANENT ARTIFACT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930075002
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19930075003
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
20
Length
46.4
Width
13.2
Description
OPEN BACKED WOODEN BOX WITH STEEL FRONT PANEL PAINTED BROWN. WOOD BOX HAS LIGHT FINISH AND HAS 2.2CM X 2.7CM X 13.2CM WOODEN SUPPORT AT EITHER END OF BOTTOM EDGES. FRONT PANEL HAS GOLD PAINTING AND LETTERING. DOUBLE LINE BORDER WITH SCROLL WORK IN CORNERS SKIRTS PANEL EDGE. ACROSS TOP OF PANEL ARE FIVE OPEN HOLED SOCKETS FOR VACUUM TUBES. TWO STILL HAVE VACUUM TUBES. TOP RIGHT CORNER HAS "FILAMENT CONTROL" KNOB 3.4 CM (D) WITH NUMBERING AND SCALE FROM OFF POSITION TO "100". KNOB HAS AN ARROW ETCHED INTO ITS FACE. DIRECTLY BENEATH IN BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER IS "TONE CONTROL" KNOB IDENTICAL TO ABOVE. IT HAS NUMBERING AND SCALE FROM 0 TO 50. IN MIDDLE RIGHT OF PANEL IS LARGE PLASTIC KNOB 5.5CM WITH ARROW ARM. AROUND IT IS NUMBERED SCALE FORM 0 TO 100 AND ABOVE IT IS A "2" INSIDE A CIRCLE. AT MIDDLE LEFT IS AN IDENTICAL KNOB BUT WITH A "1" INSIDE OF CIRCLE. ALONG BOTTOM LEFT EDGE ARE TWO SCREW KNOBS 1.5CM(D) WITH CIRCULAR STEEL BASE. ABOVE UPPER KNOB IS "ANT." AND ABOVE LOWER KNOB IS "GND.". AT CENTER BOTTOM IS HEXAGONAL STEEL JACK INTERFACE WITH "LOUD SPEAKER" PRINTED ABOVE IT. AT CENTER OF PANEL IS STYLIZED WRITING WHICH READS "THE VOICE OF THE PRARIE W.W. GRANT LTD.". FRONT PANEL IS FASTENED TO BOX WITH 10 STANDARD BRASS SCREWS. SOME PRINTING ON FRONT PANEL IS WEARING. INSIDE OF BOX ARE VARIOUS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND CLOTH COVERED CORD CLAMPED TO BACK BASE OF BOX. COILS INSIDE OF BOX HAVE "N.Y. COIL CO. N.Y. CITY N.Y." AND "TESTED" ETCHED INTO ATTACHED PLATES. CLOTH CORD IS CUT AND FRAYING.
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SEE P19930075001-GA. RECEIVER WAS FOUND IN A GARBAGE DUMP NEAR SKIFF AND RESTORED BY DONOR. SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19930075003
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HOMEMADE SHORTWAVE RADIO, TUBES AND SPEAKER
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20090031014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOMEMADE SHORTWAVE RADIO, TUBES AND SPEAKER
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1950
Materials
METAL, GLASS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
7
Height
18.0
Length
25.7
Width
45.7
Description
HANDMADE METAL RADIO WITH BROADCAST DIAL. ALSO INCLUDES SPEAKER, OSCILATOR COIL, BOXED WESTINGHOUSE TUBE AND BOXED ROGERS TUBE - 7 PIECES. 1. RADIO, HANDMADE. RECTANGULAR METAL BASE. TOP HAS FOUR PERFORATED METAL COLUMNS, FIVE UNPERFORATED METAL COLUMNS, ONE HOLLOW BROWN COLUMN WRAPPED IN COPPER WIRE, THREE MEDIUM SIZED GLASS TUBES AND A SQUARE BOX MARKED "HADLEY TRANSFORMERS, LOS ANGELES". THE FRONT OF THE BASE HAS ONE ROD STICKING OUT AND ONE LARGE DIAL WITH MARKED WITH NUMBERS "BROADCAST KILOCYCLES" AND DEPICTING A WORLD. THE DIAL IS ATTACHED TO A METAL BOX WITH AN OPEN TOP WHICH EXPOSES MULTIPLE SLATS. ALSO ATTACHED IS A ROWN CLOTH ELECTRICAL CORD WITH TWO-PRONG PLUG. 18.0 CM HIGH BY 25.7 CM LONG BY 45.7 CM HIGH. 2. OSCILATOR TUBE, WIRE, PAPER AND UNKNOWN MATERIALS. ONE END OF TUBE HAS A HOLE IN IT. TUB IS WRAPPED IN WIRE. SOME PAPER IS EXPOSED. TUBE IS LARGELY BLACK/BROWN IN COLOR EXCEPT FOR ONE END WHICH SHOWS AN UNKNOWN WHITE SUBSTANCE. 8.6 CM HIGH BY 4.8 CM IN DIAMETER. 3. SPEAKER, UNMOUNTED. FRONT OF SPEAKER IS CONCAVE, LINED WITH HEAVY, GREY PAPER. OUTSIDE IS SILVER COLORED METAL WITH A COLUMNAR SILVER COLORED BACKING PIECE HELD ON BY A SINGLE SCREW. ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE SPEAKER IS A SQUARE BOX FILLED WITH PAPER AND WIRES WHICH CONNECTS TO A BROWN CLOTH ELECTRICAL CORD WITH A FOUR-PRONGED PLUG. BLUE LABEL MARKED, "OXFORD... OXFORD TARTAK, RADIO CORP., MADE IN USA". 10.9 CM HIGH BY 21.0 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. BOXED TUBE. BLACK, GOLD AND WHITE, RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX MARKED, "WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRONIC TUBE..." TUBE TYPE "6CA7/EL34". GLASS TUBE INSIDE MARKED "6CA7/EL34" AND "XF5, L2E" BOTTOM OF TUBE IS BROWN PLASTIC WITH SINGLE PLASTIC PRONG SURROUNDED BY EIGHT METAL PRONGS. 2 PIECES. 5.0 CM HIGH BY 13.0 CM LONG BY 5.0 CM WIDE. 5. BOXED TUBE. GREEN, YELLOW AND WHITE CARDBOARD BOX MARKED, "GUARANTEED, ROGERS, ELECTRONIC TUBE". TUBE TYPEE "12AF6". SMALL GLASS TUBE INSIDE HAS A POINTED TOP. GLASS MARKED, "12AF6, AUTOMATIC". BOTTOM OF TUBE HAS 7 METAL PRONGS. 2 PIECES. 2.5 CM HIGH BY 7.9 CM LONG BY 2.3 CM WIDE.
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ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WENDY AITKENS IN AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN JULY OF 2011, THE RADIO AND ITS COMPONENTS WERE LIKELY MADE BY HER FATHER, WALLY JAMIESON. SHE SAID, "WALLY STUDIED RADIO TECHNOLOGY AT THE NATIONAL SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA FROM 1937-1939. HE WAS FASCINATED BY RADIOS AND ALL THINGS ELECTRICAL. THIS RADIO MAY HAVE BEEN A SCHOOL PROJECT OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN SOMETHING HE MADE FOR THE PURE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING HIS OWN RADIO. I REMEMBER HIM MENTIONING HIS HOMEMADE RADIO WHEN HE WAS NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE. IT IS WRAPPED IN LETHBRIDGE HERALDS AND EDMONTON JOURNALS FROM THE LATE 1940S." AITKENS SAID HER DAD'S INTEREST IN RADIOS STARTED WHEN HE WAS A BOY. WHEN HER FATHER WAS GROWING UP IN SYLVAN LAKE, AB HIS "UNCLE GOT HIM A CRYSTAL RADIO SET WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD. HE'D BEGGED FOR IT. ONCE HE PUT IT TOGETHER HE WAS HOOKED. I HAVE DAD'S RADIO OPERATOR'S LICENSE [FOR THE PROVINCE OF] ALBERTA. IT'S NUMBER 7. IT DIRECTED THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HE HAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER. " ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, HER FATHER GAINED HIS KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EXPERIENCE - LIKE MANY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. WHILE SOME OF HER FAMILY HAD GONE TO NORMAL SCHOOL, HER GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY. FOR FAMILY HISTORY SEE P20090030001.
Catalogue Number
P20090031014
Acquisition Date
2009-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WESTINGHOUSE BATTERYLESS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL, ELECTRICAL CORD
Catalogue Number
P19739493000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WESTINGHOUSE BATTERYLESS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
OAK, STEEL, ELECTRICAL CORD
No. Pieces
1
Height
25.4
Length
75.0
Width
24.1
Description
PATENTED 1917 - 1924 "WESTINGHOUSE BATTERYLESS RECEIVER COMPACT MODEL" ON FRONT. USES A TUNED RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT (TRF) FOLLOWED BY A REGENERATIVE DECTECTOR & A STAGE OF AF AMP. FULL WOODEN CASE, HINGED LID AT TOP. FRONT DISPLAYS 2 WOODEN KNOBS AND METAL SWITCH. SMALL BULB AT TOP OF FRONT BRASS PLATE. INSIDE HAS LABEL MARKED "S.M.S. RADIO CABINETS DUCO." IN ADDITION TO MANUFACTURER'S WESTINGHOUSE PLATE. INSULATED CORD AT REAR. HAS BEEN REPAIRED; SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
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THE MAIN ADVERTISING FEATURE OF THIS RADIO WAS THAT IT DIDN'T NEED COSTLY BATTERIES. IT IS ONE OF FORERUNNERS OF COMPACT HOUSE RECIEVERS. DONATED TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR THE MUSEUM ON JANUARY 29 1965, THE RADIO CABINET HAS BEEN REPAIRED FOLLOWING WATER DAMAGE WHILE STORED IN ELECTRONICS SHOP OF THE LCI.
Catalogue Number
P19739493000
Acquisition Date
1970-03
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1939
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, NYLON FABRIC
Catalogue Number
P19860042001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1933
Date Range To
1939
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, NYLON FABRIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.5
Length
34.0
Width
18.0
Description
MODEL 216T. PAT 1931 & 1933. "PHILCO" ATTACHED TAG "PHILCO WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURER PRESENTS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT OF QUALITY PHILCO 216T". FABRIC SPEAKER GRILL TORN. SINGLE SPEAKER, WOOD CASE. PAINTED-GLASS FREQUENCY DISPLAY. TWO KNOBS ON FRONT; ONE AT SIDE. RUBBER INSULATION ON WIRES IS CRACKING.
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"MADE IN CANADA PHILCO PRODUCTS LTD. TORONTO. CANADA 19-0057." DONOR'S GRANDFATHER HOMESTEADED IN BURDETT AREA IN 1910, WHERE DONOR BORN & RAISED. RADIO & BATTERY PURCHASED IN 1930'S. A 15 FT. POLE WAS ATTACHED TO ROOF OF FAMILY HOME & A SECOND POLE IN GROUND ABOUT 25 YDS. FROM HOUSE, COPPER WIRE WAS RUN FROM POLE ON HOUSE, THEN TO POLE IN GROUND TO CREATE SIGNAL ANTENNA. THE ALIGNMENT WAS EAST-WEST TO OBTAIN BEST POSSIBLE SIGNALS FROM LETHBRIDGE & CALGARY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, SOME OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY JAMES BURNESS. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, "JAMES (JIM) NICOL BURNESS OF LETHBRIDGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2005 AT THE AGE OF 86. JIM, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANN BURNESS (NEE YANOTA), WAS BORN MAY 11, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE. A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS, JIM GREW UP AND RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN BURDETT, ALBERTA AND AT THE AGE OF 24 ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED PROUDLY AS A STRETCHER-BEARER WITH THE INFANTRY IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR TWO. AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION FOR TEN YEARS IN BANFF AND LETHBRIDGE. IN 1949 HE MARRIED ANN YANOTA OF BLAIRMORE AND THEY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. THEY BUILT THEIR OWN HOME, ONE IN WHICH THEY LIVED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. JIM COMPLETED A 24-YEAR CAREER WITH THE POST OFFICE, HELPING REVITALIZE THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION... HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROTARY, KINSMEN, SHRINERS, SCOTTISH RITE, AND THE LETHBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB."
Catalogue Number
P19860042001
Acquisition Date
1985-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19890040001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
1935
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.7
Length
59.5
Width
36.4
Description
VICTOR RADIO RECEIVER, WOOD CABINET. S.N. 1703. AC POWER. FACE: ON/OFF TOGGLE, 3 DIALS "VOLUME, TUNER, CLARIFIER" & AM SCALE. DESIGNED FOR A REMOTE SPEAKER. TOP LIFTS FOR ACCESS TO 8 TUBES. ALL TUBES INTACT. LABEL UNDERSIDE OF TOP "FROM HEINTZMAN & CO LIMITED CALGARY" MANUFACTURERS PLATE: "HIS MASTER'S VOICE LIMITED" & LOGO OF DOG LISTENING TO SPEAKER HORN. SOME WATER STAINS TO CASE, TL & TC. RADIO NOT FUNCTIONING. CLOTH CORDS.
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DONOR'S PARENTS PURCHASED NEW WHILE FATHER WORKING IN COALHURST MINE. ACQUIRED ABOUT 1930. RADIO WAS FOCUS FOR FAMILY & VISITORS. REMOTE SPEAKER WAS CONSIDERED A SPECIAL FEATURE. DONOR WISHES SISTER THELMA STARIE LISTED ALSO.
Catalogue Number
P19890040001
Acquisition Date
1989-11
Collection
Museum
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